Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Panda-Monium

Hello, friends! Welcome to the Crafty Doodle Chick blog!

This is Milene and I am so happy to have you here.

We all know how busy life gets around this time of the year. We are all trying to finish those holiday cards! Although I am not quite done with mine, I took a break this week to create a birthday/celebration card. I didn't have much time, so I decided to use a stamp set that wouldn't require a lot of coloring. What's quicker to color than cute little pandas?! The Newton's Nook Playful Pandas stamp set was just perfect.

I stamped all of the pandas from the stamp set on smooth white cardstock. I used Versafine ink, but later on decided to use Copic markers for a little shading. I did very simple shading and was careful not to drag my marker over the ink. I don't own very many Copics, so I just used what I had. I cut out my images using my Scan n Cut machine.

For the background, I used a few Distress Oxide inks. I chose Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio. I ink blended the three colors on Bristol smooth cardstock. I added splatters of clean clear water to add some interest, as well as white and green. 

It is much more visible in real life, but I did stamp balloons all over the background. I used Versamark ink for a subtle watermark look. To make them stand out more, I did go over the balloons with a Wink of Stella pen. I finished off the background by stamping the sentiment in the same Versafine ink.

I trimmed my ink blended panel to have a 1/2 inch border in all four sides. This is an A2 card that measures 4.25 in x 5.5 in. I popped up the whole panel with foam tape. Some of my pandas were glued down flat, and some were added on foam tape as well.

Now, what is your favorite quick and easy stamp set to color?!
Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you all have a great day and I will see you next time,











Friday, December 7, 2018

A Fun and Bright Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!  It's Lisa here and I'm so happy to be back on the Crafty Doodle blog today.  Christmas is in full swing in my neck of the woods, and I couldn't help but have some fun creating a bright and fun Christmas card to share with all of you...


I'm not going to lie, I tend to be a tried and true traditional colors kind of gal when it comes to making Christmas cards, but this card was so fun to mix and match.  To create this card I started by going over the Altenew Feeling Dotty Stencil with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, and then adding a second layer with the same stencil and Nuvo Glimmer Paste.  Once this panel was dry I diecut a few triangles with the My Favorite Things Triangle STAX die set.  I then stamped my sentiment and embossed it in white.  To add some dimension I adhered the trees and sentiment with foam adhesive and layered it onto my dotted panel, as well as some gold thread and rhinestones.  Everything was adhered to a strip of black cardstock and finally onto a blue cardbase.


Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my fun card today.  I hope I've inspired you to maybe step out of your comfort zone and try something different, it's always fun to just play with various products in new ways.  And don't forget to check out the store as they are celebrating 12 days of Christmas with discounts for all of you!

Happy Crafting!
Lisa

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Let's Add Color to Your World!

Happy Thursday, everyone!  It's Julissa of Paper Gems by Jules, back again for another fun interactive card.  This week I was given this awesome stamp set by Neat & Tangled called "Paint Night."  It comes with many little characters that can totally come to life by adding color.

The statement, "You Add Color to My World" made me want to create a card that would magically add color.  What a better way to show that than with a magic color reveal card!  With a little vision, I created a fun slider card that is sure to put a smile on someone's face.  Check it out...


Since I didn't have a reveal die, I opted to make a similar set up using my cutting machine, AKA my Cricut.  (If you have a Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker, CLICK HERE to get the file.)  Once you have all the parts, you can start stamping.  My first stamping was on the acetate.  I stamped the easel and the sentiment onto the acetate.  Once that was done, I stamped the same image onto the base layer of the cardstock.  I then colored the stamped cardstock with primary colors. I also stamped, colored and cut out one of the little girls from this ado




Once you're done coloring, I put the pieces together.  The most important part is to line up the base layer with the acetate on your card so when the slider come up, it's seamless.  


Finally, I added this cute little girl and the sliding paper to start making magic.  I absolutely loved making this fun interactive card and know just the person who's going to love it too!  

Here's this card in action!


Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to check out CraftyDoodleChick.com daily during the 12 Days of Christmas Holiday sales where every day is a new sale!

Until next time... Happy Crafting!




Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Oh What Fun! with Lawn Fawn

Hi! Kerys from Scrappinnhappy here today using lots of awesome Lawn Fawn products.
They are all on the daily deal today so grab them while stocks last!
I decided to use the Reveal Wheel Add-on to make a square card with the adorable 'Oh What Fun!' stamp set.



I used created the base of the card using both the main Reveal Wheel die set and the Reveal Wheel Square add-on. These cards are easier than you think to make - just look up the Lawn Fawn directions on YouTube.

For the background panel I blended Fade Jeans and Broken China distress oxide inks and then added some drops of water for added interest. I stamped the snowflakes form the 'Oh what fun!' stamp set using Stazon white ink. 

I used the heart from the add on set to create the window and cut out the window frame from some of the left over background panel, along with he mini arrow.

For the sentiment I used the Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments stamp set - separating 2 of the sentiment pieces to stamp them separately.





I used Lawn Fawn pixie dust glitter cardstock for the snow hill. I stamped the santa image using the Oh What Fun! stamp set and the trees were stamped from the Winter Skies stamp set. They were all colored with prismacolor pencils and fussy cut before adhering to the card.

I used the insert of the heart that was cut from the front panel to decorate the inside of the card along with the sentiment from the Oh What Fun stamp set.


Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

Happy Crafting x

reveal wheel - Lawn Cutsreveal wheel square add-on - lawn cutsoh what fun stamp set - Lawn Fawnreveal wheel holiday sentiments stamp set - Lawn Fawnwinter skies stamp set - Lawn Fawn



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Fleece Navidad

Hi, friends! Welcome to the Crafty Doodle Chick blog! This is Milene here today.

 I have an oversized card to share, featuring the cute sheep from the Newton's Nook Fleece Navidad stamp set!


About two weeks ago I shared a long skinny card using Gerda Steiner Designs images. Since I have a pile of long envelopes to use up, I am back again with a similar card design. This card measures 4 x 9.25 inches in total. The idea behind this project was to create a snowy scene for my herd of sheep. I thought it would be cute to have several of them piled up.

I started out by picking some Distress Ink colors for my sky. I chose Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves to create the gradiant effect. As you are able to see, some of the snowflakes seem brighter than others. To achieve that look, I made use of the heat embossing resist technique.

Prior to ink blending, I clear heat embossed snowflakes from both Fleece Navidad and Moose Mountain stamp sets, by Newton's Nook Designs. I then applied the first layer of ink blending to my piece. To achieve a better blend, I used Bristol Smooth cardstock.


In the meantime that the ink blending was drying, I decided to color my images. I used the same Bristol Smooth paper to stamp the sheep image several times. I watercolored them all using Tombow markers. The Wink of Stella pen was my chosen "brush" for blending the colors. I just love how it blends and the shimmer left behind! I do not have very many colors in Tombow Markers, so I chose two of my favorites for their hats and scarves. 

As I allowed the coloring to dry, I added more clear embossed snowflakes to my background. These will not be as bright as the first heat embossed snowflakes. That, to me, adds a look of dimension to the snowy sky.

I then added another layer of ink blending to intensify the color. To finish it off, I stamped a few extra snowflakes in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks all over the sky. Before assembling the card, I stamped the "Fleece Navidad" sentiment to the left bottom of the card front. I love the play on words here!


I had a scrap piece of paper from trimming out my card base. That same scrap piece was used to create the snow ground for my scene. I played around with stacking the sheep until I got the look that I wanted. I used a Jennifer McGuire technique to help me glue them all in place.

If you have never used Press and Seal in your craftroom, you should give it a try! All you do is press the plastic film material to your images and it will hold them in place. That way you are able to add the glue and flip them around all at once. Very quick and easy. The Press and Seal is reusable, too!

I accented the eyes of my sheep with a black glaze pen and added a little sparkle to their pom poms. I had trimmed out the ink blended piece and the strip leftover was so pretty, it could not go to waste. I added that to the inside of my card, along with die cut snowflakes from my stash.


That is all for me today! Thank you very much for stopping by and, if you have any questions, please leave them bellow.

See you next week!








Friday, November 30, 2018

CoffeeLovers Blog Hop 2018



Hello!  It's Lisa here with you today, and I'm so honored to take part in today's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Woot woot!  And my card today uses the very cute Peace Love & Coffee Stamp Set by CAS-ual Friday Stamps...



This set might be small, but it sure is mighty.  It is jam packed with smaller images in a variety of sizes as well as a few sentiments.  For my card I started by stamping a few of these images randomly onto a pre-cut circle and heat embossed them in Bronze.  I then went over the circle with a variety of blue Distress Oxide  inks.  For a distressed look I also added a few splashes of water and let them work with the ink.  I then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment onto dark brown cardstock.  Finally, I stamped, colored and cut the sweet coffee cup image.  I used a mix of scraps I had in my drawer to layer my circles up, and finished my card off with a few rhinestones.


Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, and while you're here we'd love to have you stop by the Crafty Doodle Chick Store to see the other awesome coffee and non-coffee related products available.

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Happy Hopping!
Lisa

Thursday, November 29, 2018

You Make Me Smile

Hey there, Crafty Doodle Chick Fans!  It's Julissa from Paper Gems by Jules on the blog today sharing an eclipse card.  Now, if you haven't done one before, they can take any one-layer scene and give it life!  Follow along to see how.

When I thought of this card, I knew I wanted a little texture so I used watercolor paper and blended Distress Inks to make the night sky and meadow.  Because it was watercolor paper, the colors did not cover the paper completely, leaving a the remanence of its original color, white.  To add the idea of stars, I first splashed some water and picked it up with a paper towel, lifting the color from the paper.  Then I flicked Distress Spray Stain in Picket Fence white.  The variating size and colors of the "stars" gave it a more realistic look.
The next step was to color the adorable character in this Dreamerland Crafts stamp "Field of Dreams."  This young man and his pups are jus so sweet.  For this image I opted to stamp it on Bristol smooth paper and use my copics to color him.  Once colored, I fussy cut him out.
The third step is where the eclipse happens.  I used a My Favorite Things "Smile" die-namics to die cut the word "SMILE" from the background image.  Before running it through my Big Shot, I used my t-ruler to line up the die on the paper and laid the little boy image to make sure the word "SMILE" would be clearly seen.
There are two ways to make an eclipse card.  You can use small pieces of foam tape to raise the letters.  However, I opted to die cut another three layers of the word "SMILE" and layer them under the originally cut letters.  This keeps the letters all balanced and looks a little neater.
Once all the letters are adhered, I put the rest of the card together.  Using My Favorite Things "From the Heart" sentiment stamp set to add the words "You Make Me" on a simple white strip of bristol smooth paper on the upper left corner.  By placing the little boy and his dogs on the lower right corner using Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares, this gives the card balance.


Thank you for joining me this week!  I hope you enjoyed this technique and please give it a try and share on the Crafty Doodle Chick Chat & Create Facebook Page.

Until next time... Happy Crafting!